2021 ibrs

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium

Register to attend or submit an abstract now for the 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium.

November 13, 2021

The 13th annual symposium will be:

  • A hybrid conference, virtual, and in-person programming
  • For faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, clinicians, and anyone interested in research
  • An opportunity to learn about and present current biomedical, allied, and public health research

2021 Program Schedule

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Oral Presentations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Keynote
1:00 p.m.. - 2:00 p.m. - Catered Lunch
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Poster Presentations & Judging
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Awards & Closing

Keynote Speakers

We invite you to join us onsite or online on November 13, 2021, for the 13th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium (IBRS) “Science in healthcare: the clinician’s role.” This year’s engaging keynote speakers are Quynh Dong, Ph.D., and Kent Simmonds, D.O.-Ph.D., M.P.H. Dr. Dong, and Dr. Simmonds were participants in the A.T. Still Research Institute’s Clinician Researcher Development Program Internship during their undergraduate educations.

Dr. Quynh Duong

Dr. Quynh Duong, Ph.D, received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in biology from Truman State University. She took part in the A.T. Still Research Institute’s Clinician Researcher Development Program Internship, studying novel genes that confer U.V. sensitivity in E. Coli under Dr. Neil Sargentini (ATSU). Dr. Duong joined the Michigan State University D.O./Ph.D Program in 2014 and completed her Ph.D in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2021. Her dissertation focused on elucidating the mechanisms underlying oxidative stress in cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury. The Journal of Biological Chemistry selected Dr. Dyong’s most recently published work as the best in its category for 2021. She is also the recipient of numerous awards such as the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Outstanding Graduate Award, the Dr. Richard U. and Claire M. Byerrum Fellowship and the Diversity Award from the Medical Scientist Training Program Conference 2021. A native of Vietnam, Dr. Duong aspires to one day bring the medical scientist training program back to her home country and take part in a non-profit organization that provides medical care in developing nations. Dr. Duong is a mother to a sweet Labrador Retriever mix, an avid knitter, and an amateur gardener.

Dr. Kent Simmonds

Dr. Kent Simmonds, D.O.-Ph.D, M.P.H. recently completed the combined D.O.-Ph.D (Epidemiology) program at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Simmonds received his bachelor in psychology, with a minor in biology, from the University of Houston, followed by his Master of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health. His research interests include utilizing big data to improve population-level outcomes for and predicting longitudinal outcomes among stroke patients. He is also interested in applying comparative effectiveness methods to improve personalized clinical decision-making and exploring the societal and economic consequences that policy changes have on transitions of care for medically complex rehabilitation patients. Dr. Simmonds is currently in residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.


Download the 2021 IBRS Information Flier (pdf)


We can’t wait to see you there! Go now to virtconf.page/ibrs to register to attend. Submissions accepted until 5:00 p.m. CDT on Oct. 4, 2021.


The A.T. Still Research Institute would like to thank everyone who participated in the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium this past Saturday! Our event coordinators, presenters, judges, room moderators, keynote speakers, and audience made the event a great success! Award winners are as follows:

Best undergraduate research - Ian McCluskey, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO.

Neil Sargentini memorial award for best graduate research - Taurin Hughes, A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Best graduate research presentation in clinical and/or educational research - Tie! Rachel Visconti, A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, and Savannah Johnson, A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Best resident research - Jazmine Nesvik, Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville, MO.

Best faculty research - Ebony Whisenant, A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona.

Best overall research - Mackenzie Lesh, Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville, MO.

If you missed the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium, you can watch it on YouTube!

 


The Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium (IBRS) is an annual no-cost event hosted by the A.T. Still Research Institute of the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (ATSU). The event gives students, residents, faculty, and regional researchers the opportunity to present their current biomedical research and provides a foundation for promoting collaborative biomedical research with the Institute. The IBRS consists of oral presentations, poster presentations, and a keynote address.

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